Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Predicted to have several functions, including anion binding activity; glutamate decarboxylase activity; and protein heterodimerization activity. Involved in locomotory exploration behavior and social behavior. Localizes to several cellular components, including the axon terminus; inhibitory synapse; and presynaptic active zone. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in anxiety disorder; bipolar disorder; schizophrenia; and spastic quadriplegia. Is expressed in several structures, including alimentary system; brain; genitourinary system; limb bud; and sensory organ. Orthologous to human GAD1 (glutamate decarboxylase 1).